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Associated Press Names College Football's Coach Of The Year

A general view of Notre Dame's football field.

SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 25: A general view of the opening kick-off between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Stanford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on September 25, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. Stanford defeated Notre Dame 37-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Associated Press announced on Sunday the three finalists for college football's head coach of the year award. The three finalists - Alabama's Nick Saban, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly and UCF's Josh Heupel.

This afternoon, the AP announced its winner.

Notre Dame's Brian Kelly has taken home the award after leading the Fighting Irish to an undefeated regular season.

"JUST IN: Notre Dame's Brian Kelly named The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year," the AP announced.

Kelly helped lead Notre Dame to a 12-0 regular season that included wins over Michigan, Stanford and USC, among others.

The Fighting Irish are set to play Clemson in the College Football Playoff.